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Supernatural: As Time Goes By

Henry Winchester, Sam and Dean's grandfather, travels through time to the present to escape a demon seeking a box that he has taken. As Henry tries to find a way back while dealing with the demon, he tells the brothers about their true heritage.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x12
Production Number: 3X7812
Airdate: Wednesday January 30th, 2013

Director: Serge LaDouceur
Writer: Adam Glass

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Feb 03, 2013
AU (Eleven) Feb 11, 2013
NO (FEM) Mar 29, 2013
UK (E4) Aug 07, 2013
FI (Sub) Nov 27, 2014


Guest Stars
Gil McKinneyGil McKinney
As Henry Winchester
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Abaddon (as Alaina Huffman)
George TouliatosGeorge Touliatos
As Larry Ganem

Co-Guest Stars
Sharon BellSharon Bell
As Housekeeper
Katie Stuart (2)Katie Stuart (2)
As Punk Clerk
Adele NoronhaAdele Noronha
As Hindu Clerk
James Hutson (1)James Hutson (1)
As Hotel Manager
Nels GulofenNels Gulofen
As Young John Winchester
Byron NobleByron Noble
As Elder #2
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Normal, IL – 1958..

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Episode Quotes
Henry Winchester: I'm from Normal, IL. 1958.
Dean: Right. Seriously? Dude's time traveling through motel-room closets. That's what we've come to?

Henry Winchester: You're men of letters, correct?
Dean: I'm a little rusty on my boy bands. Men of what?

Henry Winchester: My father and his father before him were both men of letters. As John and you two should have been. We're preceptors, beholders, chroniclers of all that which man does not understand. We share our findings with a few trusted hunters--the very elite. They do the rest.
Dean: So you're like Yodas to our Jedis. (Henry stares blankly) Never mind. You'll get there.

Henry Winchester: Hand me your... walkie-talkie.
Sam: You mean my phone?
Henry Winchester: Even better. Operator, I need Delta 457.
Dean: Who are you not calling?

Henry Winchester: I'm sorry I judged you two so harshly for being Hunters. I should have known better.
Sam: About?
Henry Winchester: You're also Winchesters. As long as we're alive, there's always hope.

Cultural References
Dean: You're not going anywhere, 007...

007 is the code number of author Ian Fleming's James Bond, the British secret agent with a "license to kill."

Dean: So you're like Yodas to our Jedis.

Yoda is the wise Jedi Knight in the two Star Wars trilogies, who typically speaks in obscure riddles and hints.

Punk Clerk: Carrie screening's on Sunday.

Carrie is one of Stephen King's first novels, about a girl with telekinetic powers who takes revenge on her sadistic classmates. It was made into a movie in 1976 and then remade in 2003.

Henry: It's from Casablanca.

In the 1942 movie Casablanca, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) plays opposite Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) in this story of World War II intrigue.

Henry: Your father saw Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy at the drive-in one night.

Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) is the last film that the team made for Universal, and has them in Egypt as a cult seeks them out for the medallion they've accidentally picked up.

Dean: I'm guessin' he's gonna whip up another of those blood spells and Marty McFly himself back to the 1960s.

Marty McFly is the main character in the three Back to the Future movies, a teenager who uses a time-traveling DeLorean to visit the past and future and alter his own history.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Adam Glass
Co-Executive ProducerJim Michaels  |  Peter Johnson
Supervising ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Craig Matheson  |  Robbie Thompson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Ben Edlund  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorJames Pickel
CastingAlex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerJanet McCairns
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Production CoordinatorJason Fischer (2)
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur  |  Brad Creasser
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
"A" Camera Second AssistantJose Manzano
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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